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Former soccer star, Junaid Hartley, ready to leave drug addiction behind

4 July 2016 2:04 PM

Junaid Hartley's father, Omar couldn't contain his emotions as he spoke of how his son's life took a turn for the worst.

South African footballer, Junaid Hartley, is ready to turn over new leaf and live a drug-free life.

The former Ajax Cape Town midfielder, whose promising career saw him flourish in France, returned to South Africa to play for local teams.

702's John Robbie spoke to his tearful father on the former player's battle with drugs.

Listen to the interview below:

Sometimes as youngsters, you make the wrong decisions...Be that as it may, he's battling but he's trying.

Omar Hartley, Junaid Hartley's father

Breaking down in an emotional account of seeing his son now in comparison to who he once was, he highlighted Junaid's good deeds as a young stud.

He definitely needs to be helped...As parents you're always in denial.

Omar Hartley, Junaid Hartley

4 July 2016 2:04 PM